The rise of remote-working people has increased over the past years, and many countries hope to benefit from the new form of tourism by issuing digital nomad visas. This new type of visa allows you to stay in a country longer than the average tourist visa.

A digital nomad visa is a temporary residence permit for those who earn an income working remotely [Nomads Embassy]

This list includes only those countries with dedicated digital nomad visas. More countries offer long-term visas, often called digital nomad visas, but they are retirement visas or other types of visas.

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👩🏽‍💻 Requirements

  • You earn money from clients or employment not registered in the digital nomad visa issuing country.
  • You earn money using your laptop and you have a minimum amount of income per month or you have a minimum amount of money in your bank account. The minimum amount depends on the visa-issuing country.

✅ How to apply for nomad visas?

🇧🇷 Brazil

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of at least 1,400 Euro per month. Or around 17,000 Euro funds in your bank account.
  • Fee: 120 Euro.
  • Length: 1 year. You can extend 1x for another 1 year.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Brazil for nomads
The wonders of Brazil mesmerize travelers from all around the world. The colorful Rio Carnival, a hike to the magnificent Christ the Redeemer, and the vibrant art and the architectural scene in Sao Paolo are among the top tourist highlights. For those with more time, the Amazon river offers adventur…

🇨🇴 Colombia

  • Financial requirements: A minimum amount of 3x 750 USD (2,250 USD) in your bank account.
  • Fee: Between 170 and 230 USD.
  • Length: 6 months (180 days) per year.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
  • Income tax: None.

🇨🇷 Costa Rica

  • Financial requirements: A minimum monthly income of 3,000 USD, or 4,000 USD for a family, of at least the last 12 months.
  • Fee: Between 100 USD.
  • Length: 1 year. You can reapply for another 1 year.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
  • Income tax: None.
Costa Rica for nomads
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🇭🇷 Croatia

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of around 2,500 Euro. Alternatively, you can show funds of a minimum of 28,500 Euro in your bank account.
  • Fee: 80-130 Euro.
  • Length: 1 year. You can reapply 6 months after your digital nomad visa ends.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
  • Income tax: None.
Croatia for nomads
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🇨🇾 Cyprus

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of at least 3,500 Euro.
  • Fee: 20-60 Euro.
  • Length: 1 year.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Cyprus for nomads
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🇨🇿 Czech Republic

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of 2,265 Euro. You also need to show funds of a minimum of roughly 5,200 Euro.
  • Fee: 40 Euro.
  • Length: 1 year. You can extend for an additional 2 years.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Czech Republic for nomads
The Czech Republic is home to classical music, fairy tale castles, and one of Europe’s coolest capitals. It is a beautiful travel destination not only in the tourist summer months but also in autumn and winter. You can access the Czech Republic easily by train from other European countries or

🇪🇨 Ecuador

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of around 1,200 Euro. You must prove that you earn 3x more per month than the basic Ecuadorian salary. Or you show a total of 15,510 Euro which you made in the past 12 months.
  • Fee: 457 Euro.
  • Length: 2 years.
  • Health insurance: You need local health insurance.
Ecuador for nomads
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🇭🇷 Estonia

  • Financial requirements: Minimum monthly income of 3,504 Euro.
  • Fee: 100 Euro.
  • Length: 365 days.
  • Income tax: Tax-free for the first 183 days.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Estonia for nomads
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🇬🇪 Georgia

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of 1,870 Euro. Or proof of funds of 24,000 Euro.
  • Fee: free.
  • Length: Maximum of 365 days. You can also stay permanent if you register via the Individual Entrepreneur scheme.
  • Income tax: 20%  (1% with Individual Entrepreneur scheme).
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Georgia for nomads
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🇬🇷 Greece

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of 3,500 Euro.
  • Fee: 75 Euro.
  • Length: 2 years. You can extend it every 2 years for another 2 years.
  • Income tax: When staying longer than 180 days, you have to pay between 9-44% income tax, depending on your income.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Greece for nomads
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🇭🇺 Hungary

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of at least 2,000 Euro.
  • Fee: 110 Euro.
  • Length: 1 year which can be renewed 1x.
  • Income tax: You don't pay income tax if you stay less than 183 days.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Hungary for nomads
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🇮🇸 Iceland

  • Financial requirements: You need to prove a monthly income of around 7,300 Euro.
  • Fee: 100 Euro.
  • Length: 180 days.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.

🇱🇻 Latvia

  • Financial requirements: You must be employed at a company registered in one of the OECD countries. The monthly salary must be at least 2,857 Euro.
  • Fee: 60-120 Euro.
  • Length: 1 year. It can be renewed for one more year.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.

🇲🇹 Malta

  • Financial requirements: Proof of employment, and a minimum yearly income of 32,400 Euro.
  • Fee: 330 Euro.
  • Length: 1 year. You can extend 2x with a maximum length of 3 years in total.
  • Income tax: None.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Malta for nomads
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🇳🇦 Namibia

  • Financial requirements: Monthly income of 2,028 Euro.
  • Fee: 63 Euro.
  • Length: 6 months.
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Namibia for nomads
Namibia is home to the Big Five - lion, rhino, elephant, leopard, and water buffalo, as well as to 13 ethnic tribes each with unique language and traditions. The largest number of free-roaming cheetahs and black rhinos in the world has its habitat in Namibia, and during a safari, you

🇵🇹 Portugal

  • Financial requirements: 2,750 Euro a month.
  • Fee: 180 Euro.
  • Length: 2 years.
  • Portugal tax ID number NIF: You need to apply for a tax number.
  • Income tax: Income from foreign sources is not taxed.  
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Portugal for nomads
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🇷🇴 Romania

  • Financial requirements: 3x more than the average gross monthly salary. You need to earn roughly 3,700 Euro a month.
  • Fee: unknown.
  • Length: 365 days. You can extend for 1 more year.
  • Income tax: None
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Romania for nomads
What do the inventor of the coffee machine, Francesco Illy, and Dracula have in common? Exactly! Both are from Romania! This stunning country is not just packed with history and UNESCO World Heritage sites (7 in total) but offers faster internet speed than the United States. In fact, Romania ranks

🇪🇸 Spain

  • Financial requirements: You can proof funds of a minimum of 25,000 Euro in your bank account.
  • Fee: 75 Euro.
  • Length: 3 years. You can renew the visa every 2 years.
  • Income tax: 24%
  • Health insurance: You need travel health insurance that covers the entire length of your stay, for example, Genki Explorer.
Spain for nomads
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